Frasers has appointed four new executive directors to its board, reaffirming “the group’s confidence in its long-term growth and elevation strategy”.

The group has appointed Helen Wright, global chief executive of luxury shoe retailer Sergio Rossi, as a non-executive director.

Wright joins the business with more than 25 years of experience as a senior executive at international luxury and lifestyle brands including British heritage brand Belstaff, Ralph Lauren and Fendi.

Frasers chief operating officer David Al-Mudallal and managing director for sport Ger Wright will also join the board as executive directors ”following their significant contribution to Frasers Group in their existing roles”.

These appointments will come into effect from February 26, 2024.

The retailer also announced the intended appointment of Sir Jon Thompson, former chief executive of the Financial Reporting Council, as a non-executive director who will join the group later in the year.

Michael Murray, chief executive of Frasers Group, said: “Today’s appointments reflect the progress we have made to date on Frasers’ transformation and elevation strategy, as well as our ambitions for the future of the group.

“I am pleased to welcome Helen Wright to Frasers and to the board, and very much look forward to welcoming Sir Jon later this year.

“Helen’s experience of driving transformation at global luxury brands, combined with Jon’s expertise in corporate governance and major project management, will help shape the execution of our long-term strategy.

“In addition, Ger and David have both made enormous contributions to the ongoing success of our strategy, delivering operational excellence and empowering our business to excel. I am confident that their contribution to the board will help drive Frasers Group to new heights and future success.”